AlfaSec Advisors hires Philippe Metoudi and opens HK office

17 September 2013   Category: News, Asia, Hong Kong   By Asia Asset Management

Philippe Metoudi has joined AlfaSec Advisors as managing director and equity shareholder effective September 16. The appointment of Mr. Metoudi, a leading transaction banker with over 25 years of experience, signals an additional focus on client coverage. He will be based in Hong Kong, where he has resided since 1989, and will run AlfaSec’s newly opened Hong Kong office.
Mr. Metoudi said: "I am honoured and delighted to join AlfaSec in partnership with Roger Harrold and Giles Elliott. We have known and worked with each other for many years, and I look forward to extending our collaboration as part of AlfaSec's dedicated management team bringing innovative products, services and personalised experience to the financial industry.”
AlfaSec was established in June 2013 by Mr. Harrold, formerly of JPMorgan and Deutsche Bank and Mr. Elliott, formally of Standard Chartered Bank, HSBC and JPMorgan. The company has offices in Singapore and Hong Kong and is a specialist advisory firm in securities services and financial services with a primary focus on clients operating or investing in the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions. 
Mr. Harrold and Mr. Elliott in a joint statement said: "We are delighted to welcome Philippe to AlfaSec. We look forward to working with Philippe to extend our practical, proven knowledge base to clients seeking greater depth and exposure to Asian markets.  We are also excited to add Hong Kong to our office network; this will help us cover the very vibrant Northeast Asia region."
Most recently, Mr. Metoudi was member of the executive board of Clearstream Banking. He served as chairman of the market committee and was responsible for customer relationships in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. During his tenure with Clearstream, Mr. Metoudi collaborated with Asian central banks and regulators to improve the efficiency of regional clearing systems. Prior to joining Clearstream Banking, Philippe was with American Express Bank, working in Geneva, New York and Hong Kong.